Author talks about the rise of organic food in U.S. listen09/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Paul Roberts is the author of the new book, The End of Food. He is also author of the best-selling The End of Oil.
In the second part of our interview with Roberts, we asked him about the organic food movement in the U.S., which has flourished in the past decade.
In The End of Oil, Roberts writes that the ascendency of organic food is stifled, co-opted by the same system that has produced large scale industrial food production. He says we shouldn’t expect radical change because the food companies will replace bad products with good ones, because these “goods ones” are built within the same system, a compromise between consumer desires and those of the manufacturers.